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7 Day Classic Wine
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$4699 NZD Per Person
Min number 4 Max number 8
7 nights accommodation
Breakfast x 7
3 Evening Meals created by leading chefs
3 VIP wine tours & tasting
Tours & visits to cultural attractions
1 Boat Cruise
Wellington Foodie Tour
Air transportation from North to
All transportation on tour
Wine & Culinary tour guide
start the day with a drive to the top of Te
Mata Peak, taking in panoramic
views of Hawke's
Mid morning we visit
the Craggy Range winery for a tour of their winery and a barrel
tasting. The Craggy Range philosophy is to select and source the very
best vineyards in the country, plant them with only the vines that are
perfectly suited to that terroir and then bottle them all as single
We visit Brookfield's, a leading winery making premium wines. The
Brookfield's wine making philosophy is to make fruit-driven wines that
are enjoyable in their youth, go well with food and for those that can
resist temptation, wines that respond well to cellaring. This winery is
renowned for aromatic wines as well as full bodied Bordeaux blends and
a hillside Syrah.
travel back out to the Gimblet
Gravels and the Western Plains
and dine at the Te Awa` Winery and
Cousins Alwyn and Brian continue a 100 year heritage and craft of the
Corban family of wine makers at Ngatarawa in Hawke's Bay. Meet
owner/wine maker Alwyn Corban and wine maker Peter Gough and enjoy the
Ngatarawa wine makers reserve and Glazebrook range of wines.
Discover the secrets of the Gimblet Gravels with John and Rosemary
O'Connor owners of the Matariki
Winery home of gold medal
such as Matariki Quintology a blend of five varietal's.
Finally we visit Trinity
Hill famous for Chardonnay and
blends. This winery is at the forefront of experimenting with new
varietals such as Pinot Gris and Tempranillo which both have a great
future at this winery and in the Gimblet Gravels District.
tonight will be at the Terroir Restaurant Craggy Range.
This morning will start with an escorted walk with Clarence Bertram St
John Fitz Montague through the city of Napier Art Deco Capital of the
World. Including visits to private homes built and furnished in the
classic Art Deco style.
afternoon is yours. Choose from a range of activities available.
Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony
Local Golf Course
Depart Napier after breakfast and arrive Martinborough mid-day.
Martinborough boasts a unique wine village consisting of over twenty
boutique vineyards many within easy walking distance of each other.
arrival in Martinborough we meet with Claire Mulholland wine maker at
Martinborough Vineyard, one of the four original vineyards established
in the Martinborough grape growing region. Martinborough's quest is to
make world class Pinot Noir therefore the grapes are all hand picked to
ensure that only the best fruit makes it to the bottle. Much of the
wine making process is based on Burgundian techniques which have
produced some of the Worlds most complex and delicate red wines for
lunch we visit Schubert wines and meet owner wine maker Kai Schubert.
Kai is a graduate from the German Viticulture and Oenology University
in Geisenheim and his dream had always been to establish his own
vineyard and winery one-day. This dream came true in form of Schubert
Wines. Once again the focus here is on world class Pinot Noir.
Roger and Jill Fraser of Murdoch
James Estate will introduce you
fantastic range of wines watch out for their Pinot Noir its delicious.
Try their medal winning Cabernet Franc, while touring the underground
barrel caves where we will taste past vintages of Pinot Noir and Syrah.
Late afternoon we continue on our journey to Wellington.
Today you can choose from 2 tour options or combine them both together
for a fantastic day out in Wellington.
1 City of Style
Meet designers and explore some of the best luxury products available
in Wellington. These are some of the top innovators and artisans in the
capital. Experience designer fashion, jewelry from renowned local
designers, natural organic skin care made in Wellington, interior
design and much more!
2 Wild About Chocolate is a
sightseeing experience featuring 3 chocolate sampling boutiques in
downtown Wellington, plus a trip on the famous Cable Car to take in the
best of the city. A sweet way to see Wellington!
The tour includes transport on local buses throughout the central city,
and includes a short stop at Courtenay Place. Your tour host will show
you where the red carpet was rolled out to welcome the stars of both
Lord of the Rings and King Kong, and give you an insight into how
Wellington became Wellywood.
This has to be the perfect tour for sightseers with a sweet tooth!
The evening is yours
5: Wellington - Marlborough
Te Papa and Pelorus Sound
morning we visit Te papa (Our Place). Te Papa is a ground breaking
museum offering a look at the History of New Zealand and Maori Culture.
The museum is full of Maori Treasures, interactive rides and national
afternoon we take a 20 minute flight to Marlborough. Upon arrival
we drive to our accommodation in the heart of the vineyards. Enjoy the
rest of your day relaxing beside the pool and playing tennis at the
Vintners Retreat or take a five minute walk to 3 wineries close by.
This evening your guide will prepare a BBQ meal at the retreat
morning we visit the No1 Family
of New Zealands premium Methode Traditionelle the No. 1 Family Estate
is dedicated to only methodes traditionelle: Cuvée No. 1, a
non-vintage blanc de blancs (100% chardonnay), Cuvée Number
Eight, a non-vintage blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Next stop Gibson
where we will enjoy a tasting with my mate Howard, take a tour of his
vines and enjoy a relaxing vineyard picnic. Howard specialises in Pinot
Gris from the dry to the medium and then the sweet.
After lunch we return to our accommodation to freshen up before driving
to Havelock for a boat ride into Pelorus
Sound, the heart of New
Zealand's mussel farming industry. Enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc
with mussells freshly plucked from the sea and steamed in the galley of
The evening is yours
7: Blenheim (Marlborough)
Vineyard Tour Renwick
Mid morning we visit Saint Clair for a structured tasting of their many
Sauvignon Blancs. Saint Clair
make a range of
Sauvignon's from many different vineyards show casing each vineyards
Bay. No other Kiwi wine has
found such a following, continually the
most sought after Sauvignon Blanc in the world. Cloudy Bay was
masterminded by David Hohnen and realised by Kevin Judd. Taste the well
balanced Sauvignon that has put the winery on the world map in such a